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Happy Tuesday!

Are you ready for more randomness?

1. This week’s theme on Tuesday Trainer is ‘Rest week – Getting to know your trainers’. That means there’s no exercise video, just a clip of my answers to the three questions Lindsay posed last Thursday. Have a look (or not) and tell me what your answers would be! (If you’re desperate for a workout, check out my Upper Body Bootcamp video).

2. I’ve been nominated by the lovely Elle (ofΒ Eat Run Sail) for The Lovely Blog Award. The award is essentially a way of making bloggers reveal deep, dark secrets about themselves. Things they might not otherwise write about (unless they’re had a glass of wine first). I need to answer some questions (again, with the questions!) and tag some other bloggers to spill their guts too. Thanks so much Elle for the nomination and shout out!


I’m going to break the proverbial chain and only follow the first two steps. I’m hoping nothing terrible will happen to my husband or children as a consequence.

Seven things about myself (presumably things that you don’t already know):

  1. I can’t whistle without a blade of grass between my thumbs.
  2. I once jumped out of a moving car to avoid something terrible happening to myself and a friend.
  3. I dislike wearing shorts; short skirts are fine, shorts are not.
  4. I received my Canada Cord in Girl Guides (the highest honour attainable!).
  5. I was the only cheerleader on my squad who couldn’t do the splits.
  6. My favourite chocolate bar is an Almond Joy. I always buy one when in the United States.
  7. My youngest son’s name is Adam only because we were tired of looking through the baby name books by the time he came along. We never made it to the ‘B’s’.

3. I’m celebrating a 2-FO week; that’s two finished objects (knitting, remember?) in one week. Never mind the fact that they’ve both been on the needles for at least two months. I won’t show you pictures of the socks I knit for my daughter because you’ve seen the yarn at least three times already. Yeah, it’s been that long.

I will, however, show you the lovely cardigan I made for myself. I plan on wearing it to this week’s Fitness and Health Blogger’s Conference in Denver and thought that those of you who are going might appreciate knowing what I look like (and what I’ll be wearing to the Thursday evening reception, in case you want to coordinate with me) in advance!

Hand knit sweater

Pattern is Pas de Valse knit in Saffron Dyeworks Pali Sport

Now tell me something random about you!Β 

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  1. HOLY CRAP – jumped out of a moving car!!!!! I need to hear that story!!! I will listen to the video later – hubby is asleep – & I also have some sleep to catch up on! πŸ˜‰ LOVE your cardigan!!! Wish I could see you in person at the conference but no extra $$ for that stuff…. πŸ™ I did a little knitting when I was a kid… no more…

    OK – your 7 things are cool – me…. I have been to Barbados for work way way back when!
    Jody – Fit at 54 recently posted…I Have Not Been Totally Honest with YouMy Profile

    • Well, I guess we really do need to schedule a Skype coffee date!
      I’ve never been to Barbados; my parents have and I’ve always wanted to go!

  2. That sweater is gorgeous. I’m so impressed you made it. And for the record, whenever I’m in Canada, I like to stock up on Aero bars (I think that’s what they’re called.) Loved those tiny little bubbles. πŸ™‚
    crubin recently posted…A Glass Half-Empty StrollMy Profile

    • My daughter’s favourite chocolate bar is Aero! She loves the bubbles too! And now you can get Aero bites; little tiny balls of chocolatey bubbles!

  3. LOL – love your randoms – especially naming your son πŸ˜‰
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted…Double on Monday & Easy Quinoa DinnerMy Profile

  4. Love the sweater! Have a great time at the conference, I wish I could go to:) can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. I will for sure recognize you when we meet at the Fitness Health Bloggers Conference now that you show that cardigan! Just a random thought that if you want to recognize me, you could knit up a nice cardigan in fall tones for me. I’d be the one stylin’ in yarn! And as Jody says – whoa, tell us the car story!
    KymberlyFunFit recently posted…Your Fitness Bucket ListMy Profile

  6. I feel you on the shorts! I have had something against them since I was a toddler I think.
    I wish I was tagging along with you to the conference! Love your masterpiece.
    Talia @ Bite Size Wellness recently posted…Summer Hair: Healthy Hair in 4 Easy StepsMy Profile

  7. So glad to read this post… thanks for the compliment! And I loved getting to know you a little better. Almond Joy is not available here too! I got snack size ones a few months back…

    And your sweater is so lovely. I haven’t knit anything in ages… this winter!

    Thanks for the fun post today, Tamara.
    Elle recently posted…Marathon Weight Loss Challenge at Run With JessMy Profile

  8. Love the sweater and the color!!!

    Random thing about me: when I count stitches in knitting I count by 5’s as opposed to 2’s like most people do.
    Melanie recently posted…8 no wait 9 miles!!My Profile

    • I don’t count by 2’s either; in fact, most of the time my counting gets interrupted (my kids love to yell out random numbers when they know I’m counting stitches “17, 98, 3, 125!”). Gotta love them!

  9. I was a cheerleader too! I couldn’t do the splits either!
    Kierston recently posted…Revised: No Bake Gluten Free Oatmeal Protein Balls!My Profile

  10. 1. I hate Almond Joy. Are you aware that the evil food coconut is in those?
    2. Please knit me a beautiful sweater by tomorrow. That will make me like you again after that horrible candy revelation above.
    AlexandraFunFit recently posted…Your Fitness Bucket ListMy Profile

    I have no hidden skills at all.
    well that, uh, fancy anyway πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Tamara! Okay, i don’t know what intrigues me more…the fact that you made that rocking cardigan that everyone is going to drool over in envy during the FHBC12 Conference, or the fact that you jumped out of a moving car! When I was a kid, I wanted to be the “female James Bond” and thought jumpring out of a moving car would be the height of adventure. Looking forward to meeting you in person tomorrow! πŸ™‚